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Copyright registration for apps soars in 2014

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-04-09 10:54

BEIJING - The number of copyright registrations in China for apps tripled to 30,742 in 2014, said a report released Wednesday.

The increase was the fastest of any type of software, said the report on software copyright registration in China for 2014 issued by the Copyright Protection Center of China, a semi-governmental organization that processes copyright registration.

Last year, the country registered copyrights for 218,783 software programs, up from about 100,000 in 2011, and registered about 72,000 new holders, 30.21 percent more than in 2013, according to the report.

Holders from two municipalities, Beijing and Shanghai, as well as the three coastal provinces of Guangdong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang held 64.13 percent of new software copyrights in 2014.

About 71 percent of new software copyright holders in 2014 were corporations.

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